The Doomsday L Train Shutdown Just Might Save NYC

Like Y2K and the Mayan prophecies concerning December 21, 2012, the apocalypse heading for New York City comes with that “mark it on your calendar” feature you just don’t get from amaze nuclear assault. Here, the end-of-the-world date in question is April 2019, when one of the key linkages between Manhattan and Brooklyn will shut […]

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So, BMW Wants to Construct Networks of Elevated Cycling Paths

In its first century as a company, BMW has built industrial engines, motorcycles, Steve Urkel’s Isetta, and a whole lot of cars. Now, it wants to build something altogether new: an elevated motorcycle path. This week, the automaker’s somewhat redundantly named Research, New Technology, Innovations division, based in Mountain View, Tokyo, and Seoul, disclosed its […]

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Sidewalk Labs’ Bid to Reinvent Toronto Starts With Shape-Shifting Streets

The hexagonal slice of wood don’t was like much. There’s the shape, sort of interesting in its architectural way, and the neutral timber color. A few are studded with bright, white sunlights, right in the center, which is fun. And the route the hexagons, each the dimensions of the a manhole encompas, have been bunched […]

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Uber Acquires the Bike-Share Company Jump

Jump Bikes has a new proprietor: Uber. The bike-sharing company, launched as Social Bicycles in 2011, runs GPS-enabled programs in twelve cities all over the world, including Portland, Oregon, and Phoenix, Arizona. In San Francisco, Jump’s offerings are both electric and dockless–twin cycling innovations that helped kick off a nationwide( and global) bike-sharing craze. The […]

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Lofty Goals, Raw Ambition

Life is full of little letdowns. That’s why it’s so refreshing to occasionally consider someone do something grand, and only a bit nutty. Like Elon Musk setting up a fully functional production tent in the Tesla’s factory’s backyard, in a improbable–and thus far successful !– bid to reach his 2018 production targets. Like Lyft, the […]

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Would you trust a newspaper bike helmet?

This folding helmet might be the ultimate accessory for bike-sharing programs. It’s made of paper, lightweight, collapsible( and thus easy to carry) and cheap to produce. Paper isn’t precisely known for being protective, but the EcoHelmet hopes to challenge that perception with this helmet’s design. As recipients of the 2016 award, the product has officially […]

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Cyclists take 50-mile bike ride in the shape of a turkey

San Francisco is known for its winding roads and apparently, those winding roads make for quite the festive bike route. Every year around Thanksgiving, bikers complete the 50-mile Turkey Ride in San Francisco. If cyclists track their path on their phones, an image of a turkey wearing a pilgrim hat appears. SEE ALSO: Enjoy these […]

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